ELAINE GREENFIELD is a widely acclaimed pianist, recognized internationally for her performances, recordings, and teaching, with a distinguished career as soloist/lecture recitalist, and collaborative artist. Ms. Greenfield has received rave reviews from the New York Times for performances at Carnegie, Merkin and Steinway Halls; nationally, for performances at the Phillips Collection, Boston’s Gardner Museum; and for university and community concert series coast to coast. She has been televised and broadcast over national and international radio, including the BBC, NPR, WGBH, WNYC, WAMC, WVPR, and KBAQ. Elaine was a founder of VT Contemporary Music Ensemble, and toured for two decades with Philadelphia flutist & NY Concert Artist Guild winner, Pamela Guidetti. She directs Greenfield Piano Associates, an educational organization dedicated to the art of piano playing, and is an internationally known educator and clinician.
1996 marked her first of several performances on the Historical Piano Concerts Series of the Frederick Piano Collection, Ashburnham, MA, where she subsequently engaged in three extensive recording projects. Her 2004 CD release “Debussy Preludes, Bks.1 & 2” received excellent reviews: Greenfield's performances on the two-CD set are impeccable…how this music was meant to sound... Philippa Kiraly - Clavier Magazine
Alluring pedal effects sustain Greenfield's leisurely spacing of slower pieces…She meets technical challenges with no effort…Jed Distler - ClassicsToday.com
One of the most gripping performances of Debussy Preludes ever recorded…passionate interpretations -- fabulous playing… James Leonard - Allmusic.com
Elaine Greenfield and Janice Meyer Thompson, as the Transcontinental Piano Duo, have performed on community and university series nation-wide. Their recording French Four-Hands with the Elegant Erard was released in 2013. It marked Elaine Greenfield’s second recording venture at the Frederick Collection.
In Ravel Compared, her third project at the Collection, Elaine performs identical selections on two contrasting instruments: the Fredericks’ 1893 French Erard, and an early, rare, 20th Century Ivers & Pond Parlor Grand, residing in Syracuse, N.Y. With this recording Elaine Greenfield hopes to add insights and shed light on Ravel’s musical intentions and sound.
You are invited to visit websites www.elainegreenfield.com and www.transcontinentalpianoduo.com for more complete details.